Over on Avenue C between Seventh Street and Eight Street, The Third Man is ready to open. A reader saw a sign on the door this past weekend saying something like, "closed for a private event: come back next week."
The cocktail lounge is by the Edi & the Wolf owners down the block. The lounge will be called "The Third Man," named after the 1949 film-noir classic starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton.
There was the requisite preview post on Thrillist from Dec. 3. Per that post:
The bar serves Austrian/German beers and wines, but it's all about those chef-driven cocktails — purportedly, they're more accessible to the palate of someone who's not deep into the cocktail world, and are instead adjusted to the palate of someone who... eats food.And!
Upscale bar bites will come over from the Edi kitchen, and include Long Island fluke (which most people consider "being from Long Island and not on steroids in the last five years") w/ watermelon radish, and house-cured speck.